Bucks Reviews Anders Zorn

ImageI see Amber is going back on line with her blogs so I guess I should do something. Maybe an art review would be interesting to my followers. I’ve been looking at the work of, Anders Zorn, a famous Swedish painter who is dead now.
ImageIn 1897 this rich railroad guy challenged Zorn to paint a better portrait of his sister-in-law than John Singer Sargent had done. Virginia really wasn’t much of a looker if you ask me, but they didn’t have cameras in those days so I guess they had to do stuff like that. People liked Zorn’s painting (left) because it was more intimate, they said. Whatever.

ImageI like Zorn’s nudes better. It’s fun to look at humans without their fur. This one is called, ‘Badande Kullor I Baston’, which means, Women In The Sauna. Swedes still like saunas and spend most of their time inside them because it gets cold here.

Image The painting below is called, ‘Baking The Bread’. They don’t do much of that anymore. Now they just go to the ICA store which is much easier. I think there was a kat that used to sleep in that basket under the table, but he must have gone outside when this was being painted.

ImageThis last painting is called, ‘Dandelions’. They still have bazillions of those here. I guess the Swedes like them, but they drive my servants crazy. They spend most of the summer out in the yard digging them up. Willie made a salad out of them once. His daughter in-law ate some and threw up, so they don’t do that anymore.

ImageYou can see more of Zorn’s paintings at: http://www.anderszorn.org




About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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10 Responses to Bucks Reviews Anders Zorn

  1. Gyslaine L. says:

    Interesting, thank you to share 🙂

  2. sedge808 says:

    adorable kitteh.

  3. Thanks, BUcks – loved the pics – and your take on them. By the way, could you tell your servants that dandelions are the favourite food for bees… and they have a hard time finding enough un- sprayed. food, so I expect your pure dandelions would send bees into bee heaven……

  4. Something different here Bruce. Who doesn’t like naked Swedish ladies in a sauna? Oh and the other paintings were good.

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